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WHO WE ARE

MapWorks Tulsa, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a diverse board of directors.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of Tulsa residents and visitors by illuminating Tulsa’s diverse districts and serving as an introduction to the city’s spirit and energy. We foster unity, inclusion, and identity with an ambitious map design, The Tulsa Map®, an artistic lens and community outreach.

What We Do | THE TULSA MAP®

The Tulsa Map® is a free folded paper map with an online presence, tulsamap.org  – an ambitious project designed through an artistic lens to highlight the elements of our community and reach out to visitors, residents and educational outlets about the benefits of the diversity of Tulsa represented on the map.

We believe Tulsa has something unique to offer. No map like this currently exists in Tulsa. In an age where all of us have navigation tools readily available, we believe a map can be something more. Rather than serving as a GPS, this map is designed to spark conversation and inspire citizens and visitors to experience Tulsa’s vibrant personality and cultural diversity by highlighting our local businesses, districts and rich history.

The Tulsa Map® is available in key locations throughout our city. Follow our social media for location announcements. The map front is a unique art rendition of the City of Tulsa, and the back displays districts highlighting featured LOCAL businesses, venues, and historical landmarks. Changes to The Tulsa Map® will be updated every two years by a regional artist chosen by MapWorks Tulsa’s artist selection committee. Oklahoma artist and graphic designer, Lauren Mitchell, was selected through a jury panel to create the inaugural Tulsa map, which was printed in June 2022.

An artist call | RFP  went out for The Tulsa Map® 2024 to be released in June 2024.  We’re thrilled to announce the talented Oklahoma artist and graphics designer, Thu Mỹ Phan (thusister.studio), will design the 2024 The Tulsa Map®. Ms. Phan’s unique perspective promises to create a map that will leave an indelible mark on Tulsa’s identity.

We are currently seeking sponsorship for the next map.

We are excited to begin our next phase of implementing an innovative MapWorks Tulsa Compass outreach program for Tulsa youth on the benefits of mapping while also appreciating the geography, diversity, culture and history of Tulsa. Coinciding with our mission of fostering unity, inclusion and identity, The Tulsa Map® will be used as a tool to strengthen connections between Tulsa residents and the places they share, as well as understanding the spaces between them.

Research shows that the educational benefits of maps include development of critical thinking skills, understanding of technology, and collaboration – all of which leads to better academic outcomes.

Maps also teach skills such as geography and spatial awareness while providing cultural and historical context. Maps are an efficient and effective tool in the learning process.

The support we receive empowers MapWorks Tulsa to not only create The Tulsa Map® and promote the unique vibe and opportunities of our city, but also to implement our Compass outreach program educating youth on the benefits of mapping while appreciating the geography, diversity, culture and history of Tulsa.

How We Do It

We operate through community support. Every contribution is sincerely appreciated and utilized.

Through our social media presence we seek to educate and engage the public about maps and their educational components.

We aim to inspire our citizens and visitors alike to investigate the rich history and cultural diversity of our community by showcasing our citizens, districts, and the character of Tulsa.

We would love your support to ensure the success of this project – How can you help?

  • Each individual donation or grant enables us to plan for and implement the next stage of the project.
  • Tell us about your favorite districts, landmarks or neighborhoods. Tell us about hidden gems in our area that we may have missed.
  • If you know someone who is working to make our community a better place, please let us know.
  • Help us get the word out about this project.

Questions? hello@mapworkstulsa.org Contact

We invite you to be a supporter of MapWorks Tulsa!

Donations can be paid online at www.mapworkstulsa.org/support  

A check made payable to MapWorks Tulsa, Inc.

Mail to:

MapWorks Tulsa, Inc.

1611 S. Utica Ave. PMB 526

Tulsa, OK 74104-4909

We hope you consider partnering with us and mail your information along with a check to our address above, or donate on our support page.

All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.

Questions? hello@mapworkstulsa.org

Thank you for supporting MapWorks Tulsa and being a part of The Tulsa Map®!